Former North Carolina Senator Dan Clodfelter officially became the new mayor of Charlotte Wednesday. His wife and one daughter stood with him in the city council chamber as he took the oath of office. Council members selected Clodfelter Monday to fill the vacated term of Patrick Cannon who resigned last month in the wake of federal corruption charges.
Clodfelter never mentioned his predecessor by name. He did refer to the day of Cannon's resignation saying that it will not cast a shadow on city leaders who have governed honestly in the past.